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Wicked Dark
06-26-2011, 11:52 AM
This time of year in New England is a real PITA for woodland photography. The mosquito count is very high this year due to the long, wet and relatively cold spring. Plus the ticks. In a little while the deer and horseflies will be out. Squashes my desire to go shoot, but I do get out now and again. Here's a rare stand of Atlantic White Cedar at the top of their range in North America.

http://wickeddark.smugmug.com/Landscapes/The-View-from-Here/i-pfBWhwj/0/XL/Atlantic-White-XL.jpg

And a couple from Purgatory Brook yesterday. The mountain laurel are everywhere and I'm still processing more images.

http://wickeddark.smugmug.com/Landscapes/The-View-from-Here/i-B5PHmfx/0/XL/From-Out-of-XL.jpg

http://wickeddark.smugmug.com/Landscapes/The-View-from-Here/i-rW58dkq/0/XL/The-DivideKristenSmithJune-25-XL.jpg

Bambi
06-26-2011, 06:54 PM
I hear you about the bugs!! I went for a walk in the woods today and ended up with a tick in my hair. yuck.

but your sacrifice was worth it. :)

Hillbillygirl
06-27-2011, 12:09 AM
Very nice WD, really likin' that first one.

Wicked Dark
06-27-2011, 08:56 AM
thanks girls. I brought 4 ticks home with me on my clothes the other day (didn't even get one good photo either) because I spaced doing a 'tick check' every so often out in the field. Bah. Still, I have one more mission in the woods that I have to accomplish - giant laurel or giant rhododendron blooms in the same general areas as the cedar swamp in shot one up there. Sigh. The things we do to ourselves.